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Origin of pseudocarp

First recorded in 1825–35; pseudo- + -carp
Related formspseu·do·car·pous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for pseudocarp

pome, pseudocarp

British Dictionary definitions for pseudocarp


  1. a fruit, such as the strawberry or apple, that includes parts other than the ripened ovaryAlso called: false fruit, accessory fruit
Derived Formspseudocarpous, adjective
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pseudocarp in Science


  1. See accessory fruit.
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